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Cryptonym: AMTOD-1

Definition:
Laureano Batista Falla, also known as AMPALM-2.. Described here as a young Cuban exile trained in intelligence collection. The CIA described his reporting as "accurate but lacking depth".
Status:
Probable
Discussion:
The description "accurate but lacking depth" is repeated on 5/24/1965 at 104-10192-10216 and again on 8/24/65 at 124-10283-10128.
Sources:

http://documents.theblackvault.com/documents/jfk/NARA-Oct2017/2018/104-10075-10426.pdf

12/03/63: Cable from JMWAVE to Director: REF: DIR 73678: "SUBJ ref 201-291254 assigned to AMTOD-1."

104-10164-10141: INFILTRATION OF NORTHERN ORIENT PROVINCE BY MDC

3/27/64 CIA memo describes source as "a young exile with a United States and a prep school education. He is thoroughly trained in intelligence collection. His past reporting has been accurate but lacks depth." See 124-90019-10044, Batista Falla was described as coming from a very wealthy family and has a large monthly allowance.

124-10225-10201: No Title

2/16/65 CIA intelligence information cable: Based on information (Citing information from FBI file 105-111543-22). As in 104-10192-10211, below, which identifies the source as AMTOD-1, the source is described as "a young Cuban exile trained in intelligence collection but lacking depth...Rabel is believed to be planning to exfiltrate wife from Cuba or use the Venus in a commando raid against an unidentified Cuban target. He then intends to proceed to an unidentified key known to Ricardo Adolis Cobos where the weapons will be cached. After the vessel has been stripped of arms he intends to proceed to Miami and relinquish command of the vessel to the United States government authorities..."

104-10192-10211: REPORT COVER SHEET: AMTOD-1 INFORMATION FROM ABELARDO DOMINGUEZ

8/10/65 field information report from JMWAVE: AMTOD-1 is described as a young Cuban exile trained in intelligence collection but lacking depth. AMTOD-1 obtained his information from AMDOG-1/Jose Puente Blanco (an aide to Manuel Ray), who got information from JURE members - in this instance, from Abelardo Dominguez. The information here was that Jose Rabel/AMLEO-3 and several others were living on the Venus while it was docked in the Dominican Republic. Months earlier, it was believed that Rabel was planning to commandeer the Venus and use it to exfiltrate his wife from Cuba. (Note: Rabel was captured by the Cubans later that year.)

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